The Manchester Free Press

Tuesday • February 27 • 2024

Vol.XVI • No.IX

Manchester, N.H.

FTL Digest 2022-03-01

Free Talk Live - Thu, 2022-03-03 03:08 +0000
Free Talk Live's Daily Digests feature highlights from our full-length seven-day-a-week live radio show, selected and edited by Riley Blake. Enjoying the digests? Please donate $5-10 per month to Riley via this link: www.patreon.com/crblake86 If you want to donate via Bitcoin Core (BTC), you can do so at the following address: 1NytDNA14UcYsvzX5DHhzowGCqNouSUh9A or you can donate via Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 19hjHJBD6crYVK5YKpwojbwkpetuMsUcgx Or you can donate ether to: 0x259357C6260c6D20c3D71Fd301304e6f6dAC7F2f You can listen to full episodes on soundcloud or our website at freetalklive.com, where you can also listen live every day from 7-10pm Eastern.
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Richard Grenell's Address to CPAC

Libertarian Leanings - Wed, 2022-03-02 11:54 +0000

Richard A. Grenell:  My 2022 CPAC Address

Is American diplomacy working?

Let’s be clear, Europe has seen its borders re-written this week under Joe Biden – and in 2014 when Barack Obama was President.

And yet the Left continues to mock the successful America First diplomatic strategy even today. They think demanding NATO members pay their obligations is somehow undiplomatic. They think sanctioning Russia BEFORE an invasion in Europe is reckless. And they pretend that Donald Trump’s unpredictability was harmful.

Well, I saw first-hand that having a President putting the American people first, and calling out the Germans for their hypocrisy, and not telling our enemies what our strategy is - made America and Europe safer. 

The American left also continues to push this phony narrative that President Trump’s Ambassadors were “mean,” or “rude”.

Well, if avoiding war could be accomplished by a dinner party then we wouldn’t be seeing Putin’s forces inside Ukraine. 

President Trump expected American Ambassadors to represent Americans – not Europeans. And he expected us to stand up against European media outlets and the NGOs in Brussels, Berlin or Paris who don’t want an America who leads.

The Biden diplomats of Europe who simply attended fancy dinners and receptions these past few months failed to avoid war. Some of them even left Europe just as diplomacy with muscle was needed. They failed the American people.

But do you think they will ever be held accountable for failing to find a peaceful solution? The answer is NO. They will continue to mingle, exchange business cards, and send each other gifts. There will be no condemnation, ridicule, or self-reflection for this diplomatic failure.

Instead, the U.S. media will continue to prop them up and celebrate their language skills and designer clothes, but the people will suffer. Certainly, the people of Ukraine but also the people of Europe – who now live in a region where the Russians have invaded.

So where do we go from here? We have the example of President Trump and his America First diplomats who were able to pull off a series of foreign policy miracles despite constant and fierce opposition from the bipartisan foreign policy establishment and self-described “experts” in Washington.

To dig ourselves out of this diplomatic hole, we must be honest about what went wrong. And we must commit to Muscular Diplomacy for the future: a deep and systematic reform of our foreign policy institutions is needed to peacefully advance the interests of our nation.

While official Washington is now dramatizing war, I want to focus on what went wrong in the lead up to this disaster, and specifically the diplomatic failure.

It’s time for the State Department to rediscover its mission and reclaim its purpose: preventing war and working to keep the American people strong and prosperous. And we have a lot of work to do.

We should start by making sure every Foreign Service Officer and every employee understands and believes in this mission.

I’ve worked at the State Department for 11 years. And I believe US diplomats should be on the ground resolving problems even while the military moves into place.

It’s vital now that we give our diplomats new tools and training in aggressive, preventative, and creative diplomacy. We need diplomats who are willing to push back without regard for the inevitable media attention or consequences.  And we should protect them when they do it. Foreign service officers must not be afraid to challenge the status quo.

I know career diplomats at the State Department who want to use impactful diplomacy, they just have to be led by the right people. They need to be rewarded, not penalized, for taking creative risks. There is a growing sense that Biden and Blinken are removing them before they’ve had a chance to do their job.

And we should never hear again about “non-essential workers” at our embassies. Every worker on the payroll should be essential! Why, in God’s name, are we employing people who aren’t essential?

Every foreign service officer should be prepared, equipped and ready to be sent to dangerous situations. It is called the *Foreign* Service and we should equip them and empower them to do what they committed to do.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Free Talk Live 2022-03-01

Free Talk Live - Wed, 2022-03-02 03:12 +0000
RT Banned on Major Platforms :: Ukraine Propaganda War :: Who was the aggressor? :: Catawba Indian Nation Launches Digital Special Economic Zone :: Prostitution :: Metaverse Taxes? :: Father Shoots Children :: Red Flag Movies? :: Show: 2022-03-01 Ian, Conan, Aria
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FTL Digest 2022-02-28

Free Talk Live - Wed, 2022-03-02 03:11 +0000
Free Talk Live's Daily Digests feature highlights from our full-length seven-day-a-week live radio show, selected and edited by Riley Blake. Enjoying the digests? Please donate $5-10 per month to Riley via this link: www.patreon.com/crblake86 If you want to donate via Bitcoin Core (BTC), you can do so at the following address: 1NytDNA14UcYsvzX5DHhzowGCqNouSUh9A or you can donate via Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 19hjHJBD6crYVK5YKpwojbwkpetuMsUcgx Or you can donate ether to: 0x259357C6260c6D20c3D71Fd301304e6f6dAC7F2f You can listen to full episodes on soundcloud or our website at freetalklive.com, where you can also listen live every day from 7-10pm Eastern.
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Judge: Nursing Home Citizens Defrauded, Zuckerberg Donations Improper, Rule Changes Illegal

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2022-03-01 20:57 +0000

Just the News:  Wisconsin voting probe chief urges Legislature to consider decertifying 2020 election

Retired Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman presented a 136-page report outlining the preliminary results of his probe to the state Assembly, offering evidence of several irregularities including that "most vulnerable" nursing home residents had been defrauded of their votes.

His conclusions followed two major court rulings that declared election rules changes enacted in 2020 -- which allowed for ballot drop boxes to be used and voters to skip ID requirements by declaring themselves "indefinitely confined" by COVID -- were illegal. Those rulings call into question tens of thousands of ballots cast in a state where Biden won by less than 21,000 votes.

 "I believe the Legislature should take a very hard look at the option of decertification of the 2020 Wisconsin presidential election," Gableman testified to lawmakers.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Priorities

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2022-03-01 19:23 +0000

Categories: Blogs, United States

Bankrolling the Invasion of Ukraine

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2022-03-01 17:35 +0000

Just the News:  U.S. imports of Russian oil reach highest in a decade as domestic energy production decreases

Last year, Russia​n oil exports to the U.S.​ reached the highest level in a decade, peaking at over 26 million barrels in May, as Russia surpassed Mexico as the second-highest oil exporter to the U.S. 

The U.S. has increased its imports of crude oil and petroleum products from Russia since 2018, EIA data shows.

U.S. dependence on Russian oil comes amid the decline of the American energy industry, as the Biden administration has canceled construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, banned new leases for oil and gas production on federal land, and planned on restricting methane waste emissions from natural gas drilling on public lands.

[...]

"Biden energy policy is financing the Russian war machine!" Phill Kline, director of the Amistad Project and former Kansas attorney general, tweeted on Friday. "Russian exports in natural gas up $30B FY 2021 over FY 2020 while Energy Secretary Granholm holds up US exports of clean US liquefied natural gas in her fidelity to the AOC Squad."

"Between our push here in the U.S. to basically walk away from our energy independence, and Europe's push in the same way, we basically have funded this war in Ukraine," Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz said in a conference call on Monday. "We've given the war chest to Putin by doing so."

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Findings of the Special Counsel to the Wisconsin Assembly

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2022-03-01 17:05 +0000

Margot Cleveland:  Breaking: Special Counsel Finds Mark Zuckerberg’s Election Money Violated Wisconsin Bribery Laws

From the details exposed in Monday’s special counsel report, the state legislature has much work to do to address “the numerous questionable and unlawful actions of various actors in the 2020 election.” The first unlawful action, according to the report, concerned the payment of grant funds to five Wisconsin counties that were used to facilitate voting. That arrangement, Gableman wrote, violated Wis. Stat. § 12.11, which prohibits election bribery by providing it is illegal to offer anything of value to or for any person in order to induce any elector to go to the polls or vote.

According to the report, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg providing financing that allowed the Center for Tech and Civic Life to offer nearly $9 million in “Zuck Bucks” to Milwaukee, Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Green Bay counties. In exchange, the “Zuckerberg 5,” as the report called the counties, in effect, operated Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. Those grant funds then paid for illegal drop boxes to be placed in Democratic voting strongholds.

The illegal use of drop boxes represented a second area of concern to the special counsel’s office. The report notes state election code limits the manner in which ballots may be cast, providing that an elector must personally mail or deliver his or her ballot to the municipal clerk, except where the law authorizes an agent to act on the behalf of the voter.

The Zuckerberg 5 also violated the federal and state constitutional guarantee of equal protection, according to the special counsel report. The grant money targeted specific voters for special voting privileges, to the disadvantage of similarly situated voters located in other Wisconsin counties. 

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Tying Itself to a Reckless and Dangerous America

Libertarian Leanings - Tue, 2022-03-01 13:06 +0000

Lee Smith:  Ukraine’s Deadly Gamble

While the timing of Putin’s attack on Ukraine is no doubt connected to a variety of factors, including the Russian dictator’s read on U.S. domestic politics and the preferences of his own superpower sponsor in Beijing, the sense that Ukraine poses a meaningful threat to Russia is not a product of Putin’s paranoia—or of a sudden desire to restore the power and prestige of the Soviet Union, however much Putin might wish for that to happen. Rather, it is a geopolitical threat that has grown steadily more pressing and been employed with greater recklessness by Americans and Ukrainians alike over the past decade.

That Ukraine has allowed itself to be used as a pawn against a powerful neighbor is in part the fault of Kyiv’s reckless and corrupt political class. But Ukraine is not a superpower that owes allies and client-states judicious leadership—that’s the role of the United States. And in that role, the United States has failed Ukraine. More broadly, the use of Ukraine as a goad against enemies domestic and foreign has recklessly damaged the failing yet necessary European security architecture that America spent 75 years building and maintaining.

Why can’t the American security establishment shoulder responsibility for its role in the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine? Because to discuss American responsibility openly would mean exposing the national security establishment’s role in two separate, destructive coups: the first, in 2014, targeting the government of Ukraine, and the second, starting two years later, the government of the United States.

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Free Talk Live 2022-02-28

Free Talk Live - Tue, 2022-03-01 03:17 +0000
The People's Convoy :: RT Banned in Australia, EU :: Georgia Rastafarian Church? :: Ukraine Conflict :: Crypto Exchanges Asked to Freeze Russians' Accounts :: News Propaganda :: Cannabis in Arizona :: Exchange CEOs Telling People to Withdraw to Non-Custodial Wallets :: Media is Lies :: Hot Dog Vendors on 9-11 :: Show: 2022-02-28 Ian, Nobody, Aria
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FTL Digest 2022-02-27

Free Talk Live - Tue, 2022-03-01 03:12 +0000
Free Talk Live's Daily Digests feature highlights from our full-length seven-day-a-week live radio show, selected and edited by Riley Blake. Enjoying the digests? Please donate $5-10 per month to Riley via this link: www.patreon.com/crblake86 If you want to donate via Bitcoin Core (BTC), you can do so at the following address: 1NytDNA14UcYsvzX5DHhzowGCqNouSUh9A or you can donate via Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 19hjHJBD6crYVK5YKpwojbwkpetuMsUcgx Or you can donate ether to: 0x259357C6260c6D20c3D71Fd301304e6f6dAC7F2f You can listen to full episodes on soundcloud or our website at freetalklive.com, where you can also listen live every day from 7-10pm Eastern.
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Majority of Voters Say Ukraine Attack Doesn’t Happen Under Trump

Libertarian Leanings - Mon, 2022-02-28 12:37 +0000

Washington Times:  Poll: 62% of voters say Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump were president (paywall)

Most U.S. voters say Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump were still president, according to a newly released survey.

The Harvard-Harris poll first reported Friday by The Hill found that 62% of registered voters surveyed believe the attack on Ukraine would not have happened with Mr. Trump in the White House, including 85% of Republicans, 63% of independents, and 38% of Democrats.

In addition, 59% agreed that Mr. Putin took military action against Ukraine because “he sees weakness in President Biden,” while 41% disagreed.

There was little in the way of good news for Mr. Biden in the poll, conducted Feb. 23-24 with 2,206 registered voters by the Harris Poll with the Harvard Center for American Political Studies, which was posted online Saturday by Interactive Polls.

The survey found that 53% have doubts about Mr. Biden‘s mental fitness; 64% believe he is showing himself to be too old for the office, and 54% say he is unable to “handle difficult international issues like defending Ukraine from the Russians.”

The president’s approval rating also fell to the lowest point of his presidency at 38%, down from 39% in the Jan. 22 survey.

Mr. Biden had trouble stacking up against Mr. Trump. More than half of registered voters surveyed, or 54%, said that the Republican was a better president versus 46% who said Mr. Biden has been better.

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Categories: Blogs, United States

Free Talk Live 2022-02-27

Free Talk Live - Mon, 2022-02-28 03:18 +0000
Vodka Rebellion Begins Canada, US Bars, Liquor Stores Remove Russian Alcohol From Shelves :: Wife Decides To Leave Husband After He Kept Annoying Her Using Baby Talk For Almost A Year Just To Win A Bet :: Surveillance is now just a part of daily life for US citizens :: Foster care and the state trafficking children :: Show: 2022-02-27 Captain Kickass, Nikki, Rich E Rich
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FTL Digest 2022-02-26

Free Talk Live - Mon, 2022-02-28 03:16 +0000
Free Talk Live's Daily Digests feature highlights from our full-length seven-day-a-week live radio show, selected and edited by Riley Blake. Enjoying the digests? Please donate $5-10 per month to Riley via this link: www.patreon.com/crblake86 If you want to donate via Bitcoin Core (BTC), you can do so at the following address: 1NytDNA14UcYsvzX5DHhzowGCqNouSUh9A or you can donate via Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 19hjHJBD6crYVK5YKpwojbwkpetuMsUcgx Or you can donate ether to: 0x259357C6260c6D20c3D71Fd301304e6f6dAC7F2f You can listen to full episodes on soundcloud or our website at freetalklive.com, where you can also listen live every day from 7-10pm Eastern.
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5 Reasons Conservatives Should Stop Supporting Police

The Liberty Block - Mon, 2022-02-28 03:12 +0000

Conservatives have long been the primary supporters of law enforcement throughout the united states. Perhaps the biggest differentiator between conservatives and libertarians has been the conservative’s unwavering support for police. Over the past few years, many conservatives have begun to question whether they should support the police, though. Here are five reasons why conservatives should rethink their support for police

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Historical Origins of the Left

Libertarian Leanings - Sun, 2022-02-27 13:48 +0000

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